A tentative agreement reached with striking Minneapolis teachers

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Tentative agreements have been reached between the Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT), as well as the Education Support Professionals.

Friday’s announcement ends the two weeks of no school for students. Negotiations and picketing started on March 8, the first time in 50 years.

More details about the agreement are expected to be released late Friday.

Hubbard Broadcasting sister-station KSTP reports that MFT leaders say ratification votes are expected to be held over the weekend.
If the vote passes, students will return to school Monday, March 28.

The district said earlier this week they had what they called their last, final and best offer on the table. That deal included priorities the union had been asking for, such as smaller class sizes, higher wages and social workers in each school.